Light For Low Tech 75 Gallon - Help Please

ElGecko

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Hello all, thanks in advance for the sharing of expertise. I’m a plant newbie and looking to have my plants succeed in a standard 75 gallon low-tech setup.

I inherited a Fluval Aquasky LED (specs and estimated calcs attached). Is this enough for low-mid light plants?

Do I need to upgrade to Fluval Plant LED 3.0, or is this overkill?

Thank you for your thoughts!
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Phishless

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Think # of bulbs should be 84 & watts per bulb .4
The resulting calculation is about the same.
17PAR is definitely low light.

What do you intend to grow?
 
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ElGecko

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Here is the desired list:

Monte Carlo
Staurogyne repens
Corkscrew vallisneria
Italian vallisneria
Anacharis
Moneywart
Dwarf Sag
Wisteria
Anubias
Java Fern

Stayed mostly in the low-medium category. Question is whether I’m too low with the Aquasky?

If I upgrade to the Fluval 3.0 Plant LED, will I now be at too much light for low tech (no Co2)?


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Monte carlo & s.repens I would question.
The rest should be no issues.

Would think 30PAR could get away without CO2.
 

ashtonfitzgerald

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I agree that the Monte and S. repens may have a tough time at 17 par, but worth trying. All others should do fine. Good substrate will help plants as much as good light will.


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